The Council of Ministers approved yesterday the dismissal of Amador Sánchez Rico as Director General of Communication and Diplomatic Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as advanced by The Diplomat. Santiago Jiménez, deputy director general of the Office of Diplomatic Information (OID), will be in charge of his responsibilities.
Sánchez Rico was called by Borrell to occupy that post in September 2018 and will now rejoin the European External Action Service (SEAX), of which he is a civil servant. From Brussels, he will continue, for some time, to advise Borrell in the formation of his communication team in the post of EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy. He could later lead an EU delegation abroad.